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James will sit out the preseason finale Wednesday against the Grizzlies, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Chris Haynes reports.

This shouldn't alarm anyone, as the Cavs have looked pretty sharp during the preseason, and James undoubtedly wants to be fresh for the season opener.

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James (back) returned from a one-game absence to lead the Cavaliers with 26 points (9-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 6-7 FT), four rebounds, and three assists in 24 minutes in the win over the Pacers on Wednesday.

James sat out the Tuesday win over Milwaukee as was expected since Cleveland had back-to-back preseason games. He had his best offensive game of the preseason and should be picked first in many leagues.

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James (rest) will not play Tuesday against Milwaukee.

The Cavs stated Monday that James would miss at least one of the team's three exhibition contests this week, and it appears he's chosen to sit out Tuesday, the first game of a back-to-back. James is expected to play Wednesday when the Cavs take on Indiana in Cincinnati.

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James (back) will likely sit out either the Oct. 14 preseason game against Milwaukee or the Oct. 15 game against Indiana, the Morning Journal reports. The four-time MVP has been limited to 20 minutes in the first two preseason games, partly because of the back issue.

James has been quiet in his first two preseason games, but fantasy owners shouldn't let any practice games determine his value. The Cavaliers may rest their superstar to keep him fresh throughout the season, but his overall value should be very high.

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James played just 21 minutes and had seven points (2-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-7 FT) with three boards and eight assists in the preseason win over Miami in Brazil on Saturday.

James took it easy on his former teammates as the Cavaliers were able to forge an overtime win. Playing against Miami may be an emotional event in the regular season for James, but fantasy owners shouldn't suffer any worry over his low numbers from Rio.

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James (back) returned to practice Saturday and will play in Sunday's preseason game against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Chris Haynes reports.

As expected, his absence from Friday's morning practice was just a case of the Cavs giving their veteran superstar a bit of rest.

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James was held out of morning practice Friday with a sore back that is not considered to be serious, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Coach David Blatt said Friday that James' injury is nothing serious, but intends to give his veterans regular rest throughout training camp. In light of this, James seems to be dealing with normal aches and pains that come along with being a professional athlete, nothing more.

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James has lost significant weight this offseason as a result of him going on a low-carb diet, ESPN reports.

There aren't any official numbers regarding how much weight James has lost, and besides a couple Instagram photos and the short ESPN report on Twitter, there aren't enough details to draw a good conclusion from this situation. Until we hear from the Cavs or James about the purpose and true depth of the weight loss, it's not worth examining too closely, and it shouldn't affect his draft stock.

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The NBA Players Association voted to make litigator Michele Roberts their next Executive Director late Monday night.

32 of 34 player reps and Executive Committee members voted Roberts in with a two-thirds vote being the mark to hit. She is the first woman to lead a major pro sports union and she enters the position with some controversy internally, as there were plenty reports of discord within the ranks as Roberts and two other candidates presented to the membership prior to the vote. The current Executive Committee for the players has proven to be borderline dysfunctional and we've seen flashes of that even with Billy Hunter out of the picture. In the sake of fair play we hope Roberts can keep the players from being run out of the gym again during a potential lockout in 2017.

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LeBron James will wear No. 23 with the Cavaliers this season, the same number he wore during his first seven years in Cleveland.

James switched his jersey to No. 6 with the Heat, but wrote on Sunday, "23 it is! It's only right I go back." The decision is symbolic of his full-circle return to Ohio, and it's great news for fans who have old LeBron jerseys buried in the back of their closet.